Friday, 8 August 2014

Free From Fortnight Fundraiser

This September I will be excluding all of the 14 main food allergens recognised in the UK* plus the IBS triggers caffeine, alcohol and chocolate for two whole weeks!

In this time I will blog my daily food diary and share as many useful food ideas as possible. There will be plenty of photos and recipes to follow.

The more you think about it the more of a challenge it sounds. Most of us have one or more foods we need to avoid. I am lucky that my allergies and food intolerances to dairy, lactose and gluten still allow me to find alternatives. The more allergies/intolerances yo have the more options become restricted.

"What will I eat and drink?
 Will I get bored of food? 
Will I have to make everything from scratch?
 Can I manage to eat out at all?"

I am looking for help! If you are a dietitian, nutritionist or medical professional could you help ensure I create a balanced and varied diet to share with readers? If you are a sufferer and have a favourite recipe which fits the bill perhaps you would be kind enough to share it with me on my blog?

The money raised will go to Allergy UK. A charity which provides an amazing amount of help, information and support for people who are diagnosed or seeking diagnosis for all kinds of allergies and illnesses of food and other triggers. To continue to support many more people they need and deserve our support back.

Please visit my Just Giving page to donate anything you can to support this amazing charity. And if you would like to follow my progress or help with food suggestions please comment below or follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

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*14 Allergens to be excluded:
Currently, the rules for pre-packed foods establish a list of 14 food allergens, which have to be indicated by reference to the source allergen whenever they, or ingredients made from them, are used at any level in pre-packed foods, including alcoholic drinks. The list consists of cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, molluscs, eggs, fish, peanuts, nuts, soybeans, milk, celery, mustard, sesame, lupin and sulphur dioxide at levels above 10mg/kg, or 10 mg/litre, expressed as SO2.

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